Honiton lady bowlers clock up the miles in county and national competition


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Honiton ladies have done a lot of travelling in order to compete in their county and national competitions, writes Julie Grant.

Firstly, 60 miles to Plymouth to play and win in the county Lane triples league by 86 to 48. The top Honiton triple at Plymouth was the one of Jenny Baker, Ruby Veitch and Tilly Tillier (26-8).

Then, in the Foxlands, the team journeyed to Barnstaple, gaining eight of the 10 points on offer with an overall score of 71 to 67, top rink, at home, were Yvonne Williams, Di Hawkins, Tilly Tillier and Heather Chambers (23-12).

Next day the ladies were off to Tiverton and Kingsbridge for the Mason over 60s national, one team winning against South Hams 37 to 25, the other losing to Mid Devon by three shots.

Saturday saw teams going back to Kingsbridge for the national Yetton Plate and an overall win 75 to 65, top rink, sparkling on bonfire night at Honiton, were Yvonne Williams, Di Hawkins, Dulcie Broughton and Pearl Hackwood (26-17).

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In the mixed friendlies, Honiton had home wins, but lost away at ISCA 61 to 83, best rink Ron Rogers, Brian Braund, Tony Williams and Brian Randall (16-9).

At home Honiton beat the Nomads, who raise money for charity, by 82 to 63, top rink Harry Riley, June Lee, Berry Maynard and Ken Clarke 27-7).

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A win also came against Axminster 113 to 58, top rink Yvonne Williams, Richard Chapple, Laraine Carless and Peter Baker (39-5).

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